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Sep 9, 2013 2:30am PDT
quote start. >> the slow drip of nsa leaks continues. classified documents reports that the obama administration spied on petrobraa, the oil producer and claims they focused often the computer network there and well as for a money transfer firm. president obama has publicly asserted intelligence gathering is focused on stopping terrorist threats and fighting international crime. james clapper, the u.s. national
PBS
Sep 8, 2013 5:30pm PDT
the obama administration goes on a media blitz to convince a skeptical public to support military action in syria. >>> in our signature segment, broadway's most celebrated living composer and lyricist, stephen sondheim. >> i can't imagine anybody approaching every single new project without doubt. in fact, i fink if you do it is probably not going to turn out that well. >> and, from bogota columbia to columbia south carolina, caring for the homeless next, on pbs newshour weekend >>> made possible by judy and josh westin, the wallace family. the cheryl and philip millstein family, rauz ln p. walter. corporate funding provided by mutual of america, designing customized, individual and group retirement products. that is why we are your retirement company. additional support provided by -- and by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. this is pbs news hour weekend. >>> good evening. thanks for joining us on this first sunday of our new broadcast. i'm hari sreenivasan. the president of syria, bashar-al-assad, s
FOX News
Sep 29, 2013 12:00pm PDT
obama administration? what are theyin worried about most? >> the problem for democrats they have been telling ha themselves for years, our problem politically is that we are running against a law that has not yet started. people don't like it.nall you when they finally get it, they will understand how great it is. fea the big fear is that will not be the case. as you have benefit shock andk n price shock and you lose your doctors and combined with people people -- layoffs and companies avoiding being hitanie by this law and reduced hours then there will be a public revolt against this that will be reflected in next year's mid-term elections. >> right. but the history of entitlement, social security,iso medicare, medicaid and people come to love the free lunch and the subsidees . is that going to happen thisthis time? >> i don't think so. t let me put it this way. thi who are you going to believe about obamacare? joe rago or barack obama? we heard that this will provide high quality health care for less than the cost of your cell phone bill, okay? and now the question is is thatan goin
CNN
Sep 7, 2013 11:00am PDT
information on capitol hill involving the obama administration and national security. why now? why would this videotape be afforded to us, be revealed publicly like this when so many members of congress have not seen it behind closed doors? >> fredricka, that's a very good question, and the timing is of clear significance here as the president and his team make the case. not sure why it would be revealed now, but i can build on what david kaye said a moment ago. in our reports over the past few weeks on the release of sarin gas and its effects and the effects of chemical weapons. i also interviewed a chemical expert from the proliferation of chemical studies. the images we're seeing here, and the use of sarin gas, she also reiterated that, because we talked about chemicals she has seen and others, and she told me, quote, if you don't have a gas mask on in an incident such as this, your body will begin to shut down. it's not just what you see on the videos with the twitching, and the convulsing, you will die within minutes. essentially your nerves shut down and you asphyxiate almost
FOX News
Sep 28, 2013 11:00am PDT
plus. what's the big fear inside the obama administration about this rollout? what are they really worried about most? >> well, you know, the problem here for democrats, they have been telling themselves for years, you know, our problem politically is we're running against a law that has not even yet started. people don't like it. and so when they finally get it, they will understand how great it is. the big fear is that is not going to be the case. and that as you have benefit shock and price shock and you lose your doctor and combined with people -- layoffs at companies trying to avoid being hit by this law, reduced hours, that there is going to be a public revolt against this, which is going to be reflected in next year's midterm elections. >> right, but the history of entitlements, social security, medicare, medicaid, is that despite initial glitches, people come to love the free lunch. they love the subsidies and they warm to it. is that going to happen again this time? >> i don't think so. let me put it this way. who are you going to believe about obama care? joe rago or bara
CNN
Sep 1, 2013 11:00am PDT
minister said he wasn't surprised by obama's administration and said obama and the administration are lost and don't know what they will do. he said he hopes the wise people in congress would do what the mps and house commons did and vote against military action. if it came, syria's army was ready, absolutely. >> bill, thanks so much from damascus. we'll check back with you later on. >>> meanwhile the weapons inspectors are briefing the u.n. and ban ki-moon is asking to hold off on military action. so far no call for military strike. so what is the timetable for any talks or votes, any action? >> reporter: we have been askingdale if there is a timetable. we have not been told what that is when u.n. inspectors will release their results. we're getting inklings. the u.n. spokesperson for the secretary general said the results taken from the alleged sites in syria where chemical weapons were used are being transported by plane transported to hague in the netherlands and given to laboratories tomorrow and presumably testing can begin. two syrian officials are traveling with those samp
CSPAN
Sep 7, 2013 10:00am EDT
of politicians, that is absolutely true. if the obama administration existed in the corporate world would be prosecuted local times after the scandals they have been involved in and the obama administration has gotten out from under that. is not unique to the obama administration. obama has taken that to a new level. as far as the criminality of the obama administration certainly benghazi, fast and furious, all these things because to the level of executive power pushed by the obama administration and they head it off on low-level employees who never naturally exist as soon as anybody finds out about it. the obama administration runs very much like a mafia organization. bosses have to know what low-level forces are doing, ask people to rid of this meddlesome priest and a meddlesome priest is gone. >> host: dan is in new jersey. >> caller: raised under communism and came here and invariably joined americans for freedom, became -- in the 60s, berkeley during the student uprising. i am very familiar with the left because of my political activities and very familiar with the right and i
CNN
Sep 5, 2013 10:00am PDT
obama administration accusations russia is blocking action at the united nations but because of the ns a's surveillance programs and edward snowden being granted temporary asylum and snowden is in russia where we're standing now and he is not the subject of conversation. it is about syria. this has been really on the president's mind and the advisers minds within the obama administration who are with him on this trip and we heard the president say that in that just a bit of sound that you played a few moments ago with the prime minister of japan and, suzanne, i want to let you know earlier this afternoon the press secretary for russian president vladimir putin held a briefing here in st. petersburg and russia's equivalent of jay carney and i asked him a question about the obama administration claiming that russia is blocking action at the united nations security council. he side stepped that question and went to really the russian default response to these issues about syria and said the world needs to remember the lesson from iraq. here is what he had to say. >> translator: we're well
Al Jazeera America
Sep 16, 2013 7:30pm EDT
potential resolution. john? >> how will this impact the obama administration's plans? >> it's too early to say. the syrians once again hold all of the cars on this. if the syrians don't do what they are supposed to do, and reveal all of their stockpile of chemical weapons by next weekend, then obama is going to look like he has been played. on the other hand now that this report has come out, a lot of other countries are likely to fall behind the united states in favor of a potential attack on syria. so that is why the obama administration and the brits and the french, the three key allies on the security council are determined to keep up some kind of pressure on syria with the promise of use of force if they don't do what they have promised to do. >> john terrett thank you very much. >>> air and rescue efforts are back underway on the flood in colorado. authorities are trying to reach hundreds of stranded residents. and president obama looks to refocus on the economy with a warning to republicans in congress. that's just ahead. sachin asked the indian media not to put too much pleasure pr
Al Jazeera America
Sep 4, 2013 5:30pm EDT
impossible to try. an obama administration task force has said either there isn't sufficient evidence against them, or what evidence there is, is tainted. >> mr. rumsfeld, hello, mr rumsfeld, it's wab kinew with al jazeera. >> yes sir. >> i'd like to ask if i could speak to you for a minute. we're doing a documentary on guantanamo bay prison. >> you make an appointment with my office and see what happens. >> we've tried to contact you thru your office and they haven't (door slam) gotten back to us. mr rumsfeld we'd like to know why, how you justify detaining many men in guantanamo bay who are innocent and can't be tried in court. >> you've told the american people they're hardcore al qaeda operatives. you can't then suddenly say, "oh, made a mistake. these people were not really tough al qaeda operatives. oh, my god. we've got to reverse this. we've got to close this camp." you can't do that. it's politically impossible. >> we came to yemen to see what sort of life awaits the men after guantanamo. however no detainee has returned here since 2010. the one exception is adnan latif. he c
FOX Business
Sep 1, 2013 9:30am EDT
the end. >> eric: should the obama administration pull back on this? some people say it would be unfair or not good policy. at sompoint, don't you have to make it harder to get some of the benefits? >> completely. you have $5 billion people receiving food stamps. many are in need. there are children that need the working poor. we have to talk about the fraud ineligibility requirement. there should be a standard there. there should be oversight with the work requirement involved with the programs as well. >> eric: right, right, right. wayne, when it's so much better to be on welfare than get a job, that doesn't entice people to look for jobs. right? >> correct, eric. the congress recognized some of this, back in 1996. the congress tried to put in the welfare reform act in which the congress said there is going to be a specified amount of work that you have to do to qualify for this. 20% of that has beenwayed by the obama administration -- waived by the obama administration. so the work, the work requirement has been dissipated. so anybody can get welfare now. you see welfare fraud
FOX News
Sep 1, 2013 12:30pm PDT
syrian civil war and the allegations of the chemical weapons attack. as the obama administration now decides to ask congress to authorize a military strike against the bashar al assad regime. hello. i'm greg. welcome to the news headquarters. >> i'm heather childers. we are waiting for the outcome of the briefing and the president's call to take military action. >> nobody wants to have a slippery slope. i'm not for boots on the ground. i'm not leading to the war. i think for us to stand by and be silent when the acts are being committed. >> we have live team coverage. leland vittert is standing by in the mid east bureau. first let's go to peter. what is the latest on the hill. they just wrapped up. >> they did, heather. lawmakers did just receive the first briefing since they found out yesterday that they are going to have a chance to vote on whether or not they should authorize the use of military force against the assad regime. since it is a holiday weekend, only 60 or 70 lawmakers showed up. it was mostly house members and senators. some wore suits. some were wearing jeans for pre
CNN
Sep 23, 2013 6:30pm EDT
these problems. i don't think honestly the obama administration has done much on. that i think a political candidate could win on that in 2016. >> people are beating up on president obama, but you may look at the last ticket. do you agree with people like mitt romney, that worse, you have a paul ryan who says as many as 60% of americans are takers, not makers. to get to that number you have to include every single person, every social security, every veteran, every disabled person, do you believe that 60% of americans are takers? do you agree with that? >> no. well, i don't think that's quite fair to paul ryan, because he was trying to explain something more an litically. when romney said the 40% thing, i thought he's probably lost the presidency. >> it was a mistake we will probably pay for for a while. >> but that part of the cold-hearted mean-spiritedness, you agree that that statement is -- >> well, i -- >> do you agree -- >> it's just foolish, silly. >> it's bad message. you can be tough-minded about improves them, targeting them, not having food stamps double without being
FOX Business
Sep 15, 2013 9:00am EDT
welfare. >> the u.s. economy is still in the custody of the obama administration. they did the wrong thing at the worst time. meaning the recession of this in the u.s. gigantic bureaucracies that are putting a lot of companie companies. they have a bunch of other reform. the problem also, too, is that the stigma is getting lost on food stamps. that is scary as well. >> david: john, i hope emac is right. people still prefer a job. i filled out a form from benefit department of the new york city government. i am a single guy making $10 an hour. what we start out. am i eligible for anything. i got a long list of what i'm eligible for in terms of welfare. i wonder whether we reach the point that makes more sense not to work and rely on government welfare. >> i don't think so. i'm an optimist. look at reagan years and the clinton years. americans love prosperity and they're happier when they are working and they have the opportunities. i think what the times show us is that government is expert at wrecking an economy. through spending increases, overtaxing us, overregulating us through ob
FOX News
Sep 7, 2013 8:30am PDT
, along with the 20 states making it legally used for medical purposes. the obama administration just announcing the feds will basically look the other way in states which decriminalize pot usage. in other words, you can be high as a kite in the mile high city and they're cool with that. additionally, the pro-pot lobby points out that savings on enforcement would be in the billions of dollars. add in not ten earnly more billions in -- potentially more billions in tax revenue and the smoking allure of weed for states struggling to meet budgets is clear. parents group say pot is gateway to other illicit drugs such as cocaine and hai heroin d the struggling education can ill-afford a generation of this. is it a good way to pay down the debt? >> eric, all drugs, especially pot should be legal. >> better not be pot. better not be pot. >> this is a tv prop. tv joint. not only because it would raise a lot of money, $20 billion a year, but even more because government has no right to tell an adult what he or she can put in their bodies. legalization of pot, that notion was common in the 1970s
Al Jazeera America
Sep 6, 2013 5:00pm EDT
categories of detainees that the obama administration wants to get out of guantanamo. they want every single detainees out so they can close it down. how do they do that? there are four vague paths all of which are proving problematic. first is trial. they can't do that's they won't give funding. the second is military tribunals. they've been hesitant to do this. there is a really high acquittal rate. and they're worried that people for who they want convictions will be acquitted. this is because this is not what military tribunals were designed to do and eviden evidentiary to. the other is having them moved to another treasure. they gave yemen a whole bunch of money to build a prison complex, but they've backed off because of prison breaks so there are security concerns. the fourth one is really important. 84 out of 164 have been cleared for release. the u.s. thinks these are not people we should have locked up in any prison, and it sound like it should be easy and maybe in principle it should, but there is a little problem and big problem with that. the little problem is they have t
Al Jazeera America
Sep 9, 2013 5:00am EDT
and both of us are determined now as appointed officials of the obama administration to do our utter best not to have history suggest that we were less than thorough with respect to this intelligence. so we took more time. the president instructed that he wanted the story told as fully as was possible without compromising intelligence sources and methods. intelligence community was instructed to release more information than we ever have previously in this kind of a situation. and so we declassified things that normally would not be declassified. and there is a risk in that. but the risk of not having people understand the full measure of the evidence i think the president decided was greater. so what have we put out to people, what do we know about this? notwithstanding president assad's interview which has not been made fully public, we know that his regime gave orders to prepare for a chemical attack. we know that they deployed forces and put them in the places where this took place. we know by tracing it physically where the rockets came from and where they landed. and it is no a
Al Jazeera America
Sep 26, 2013 5:00pm EDT
. the obama administration worked with lawmakers to push the enforcement of this clause to 2015. today 27 states have opted out of paying for their exchanges. one of those states is louisiana. >> what would happen if the federal government had to cut back, and it got so out of control that these cuts were then forced upon the state. >> reporter: in a final push president obama took the stage on thursday. >> i remember the fear michelle and i felt when sasha was a few months old, and he got meningitis and we raced to the hospital and we arterrified and never felt so scared and helpless in all of my life but we were fortunate enough to have good health insurance, and i remember looking around that emergency room and thinking what about the parents who aren't that lucky. in the wealthiest nation on earth, no one should go broke just because they get sick. >> reporter: nearly a quarter of uninsured americans now plan on purchasing health care because of the exchanges. but for the rest of the country it remains to be seen if they will take this new insurance option option option or not. >>
Al Jazeera America
Sep 9, 2013 11:00am EDT
opposition the obama administration argues military intervention would help put its forces in a position of forces. that may not be easy. numerous attempts to restructure brigades into a national army has filled. groups not aligned with them or al-qaeda feel skepticism and feel it's aim is to serve a western political agenda. and allies say they won't fight with who the u.s. calls the bad guys. >> any attacks by al-qaeda or other groups will be considered as an attack against us. they came to syria to help us. it is up to us to deal with any group that comes to our country. >> some blame the international community for failing to give them the support they needed early on. >> the reality is these bad guys were allowed to take route because largely foreign countries did not move fast enough. >> clearly there are those who were "r" suspicious of the obama administration's intentions especially since the they say the objective of the military action is not to bring down the regime or tip the balance enough for the bad guys to fail. al jazeera beirut. >> nerd alert. apple is getting
FOX News
Sep 15, 2013 5:00pm EDT
to work survive? >>> and "time" editor rick stengel joining the obama administration. what does that say about the mainstream media. >>> is facebook bumming you out? new research says having lots of online friends can be downright depressing. >>> plus jimmy kimmel fools the media, but why waste our time over twerking? i'm howard kurtz, and this is "media buzz." >>> we want to hear from you. send me a tweet about the show and we'll read the best ones at the end of the program. >>> president obama is again trying to seize the media offensive after getting pummeled by the press overseeria. he taped an interview that aired earlier today on "this week." >> words like ad hoc, improvised, unsteady come to mind. this is probably the most undisciplined stretch of foreign policy in your presidency. what do you make of that? >> well, i think that folks here in washington like to grade on style. >> and when the president sat down with anchors from nbc, abc, cbs, fox and pbs, the questions signalled a widespread view that his strategy didn't quite seem to add up. >> are we back from the brin
FOX Business
Sep 10, 2013 7:00pm EDT
must include united states removal of the threat of military strikes. the obama administration already taking credit for a deal that has not been agreed to. here is secretary of state kerry earlier today. >> is the credible threat of force that has been on the table that for the first time brought this regime to even a college that they have a chemical weapons arsenal. it is the threat to this force, and our determination to hold them accountable that has motivated others to even talk about their real incredible international action to have an impact. >> despite those opportunities the president is still crafting his speech how to eliminate the threat in syria. so far it has been an utter failure according to a new fox pulls 60 percent of americans disapprove of the president's handling of the situation in syria. head henri has our report. >> with obama back into a corner he is in desperate need of the escape hatch so officials tell fox with the speech to the nation the president will call for a diplomatic ties to the votes whether to authorize military force. he will lay out a to attr
FOX Business
Sep 13, 2013 7:00pm EDT
well, in fact, the negotiations will continue tomorrow in geneva. the obama administration and the putin government appeared to have successfully moved this serious stalemate to a point that u.s. intervention may not occur if. the obama administration he is not making new demands, at least not in public, and is not issuing ultimatums beyond that divestment of chemical weapons. we take up all of these issues here tonight. also tonight, tell ben dazzling terrorists stormed the u.s. consulate in afghanistan setting out to car bombs and triggering a tense gun battle with u.s. and afghani security forces. officials on the ground confirmed that at least two security guards were killed along with at least seven terrorists while confirming that all u.s. troops word safe as american forces moved into the area to secure the site. back home, widespread flooding in the state of colorado is already planning three lives. now it is forcing new rounds of evacuation's. a colorado national guard evacuate the entire town of lyons, a community of some 2,000 located just north of boulder as well as the
Al Jazeera America
Sep 3, 2013 6:00pm EDT
world? . >> and, of course we begin with syria and for the obama administration it's been a day of lobbying congress to take action. it is part of what the white house is calling its flood zone strategy. this morning president obama met with leaders at the white house. he picked for the support of john boehner and eric cantor. before the meeting the president tried to reassure americans. >> the military plan that has been developed by our joint chiefs and that i believe is appropriate is proportional. it is limited. it does not involve boots on the ground. this is not iraq. and this is not afghanistan. this is a limited proportional step that will send a clear message not only to the assad regime but also to other countries that may be interested in testing some of these international norms, that there are consequences. >> we have also heard from the syria government today - the country said un ambassador spoke a while ago challenging military action. >> who appointed the american administration to anticipate on the outcome and the findings of the mission of investigation? how coul
CNN
Sep 8, 2013 11:00am PDT
of what the obama administration believes was that august chemical attack. and more lawmakers will be shown it at briefs open to all house members tomorrow, all senators later in the week. when chief of staff dennis mcdonough said that video should a matter the decision-makers. >> in terms of turning a blind eye, i hope before any member of congress makes his decision how to vote, they look at that video you all made available too the world yesterday. take a look at that. if members of congress want to say there should be consequences for this action they have to vote yes on this action. >> for those who talked about watching the video, it is horrible, they agree, difficult to watch. no one said it changed their mind at this point how they feel about supporting a strike on syria. take a look at the latest cnn vote tally. we'll start with the senate, the first to vote where the opinions so far the most evenly divided. 25 yes, 20 no, 55 undecided. probably take 60 yay votes to mass the resolution and could be as early as wednesday. look at the house. more clear disagreement with 24 m
Al Jazeera America
Sep 7, 2013 2:00am EDT
physicians are targeted. >> syria wants military action. the obama administration administration has been seeking approval for limited action, limited or not for now what is clear is that washington won't use combat troops on the ground. >> the us said it doesn't want to get involved in syria's civil war. taking out military targets may rebalance the military situation in the opposition's favour, which in turn could lead to a political solution. >>> un secretary ban ki-moon asked weapons inspectors to speed up their work and release their findings. edward lock is the dean of peace studies and worked under ban ki-moon. thank you for being with us this morning. the question that is, in many cases, asked is the un is regarded as being a huge battleship that moves slowly. is there a fast-track, a sense of urgency within the un. >> there's several uns, there's the un of the security council, which passed a couple of resolutions on syria and presidential statements. the big ones, the use of force and coercion is blocked by russian vetoes, and chinese well. >> you have the humanitarian un, the s
Al Jazeera America
Sep 3, 2013 11:00am EDT
the war in iraq now the obama administration is -- >> brit sized bio bomb a. >> exactly. in fact, your administration was criticized by then senator obama. is the white house doing the right thing this time? >> i think it's the only thing that president obama can do. he's not exactly a hawk. and he says -- >> but is it the right thing? >> yeah, i think it's the right thing. i do. i think many don't think we should go in syria. and so, of course, it's very smart for him politically. because he will have some cover. we'll have debates, i went to congress and if congress votes that way, who knows, it's 50/50. if congress votes no, what can he do? he wants to go with what the american people want. and if they say yes, well, then he says, look, i have the approval of congress. i am good. either way it's a better situation for the president. >> stand by because we continue to watch the white house wait for this situation that will he ledger in the meantime, french president says he is waiting for the u.s. congress for their decision on any military action that they may take in france r
PBS
Sep 2, 2013 10:00pm PDT
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: the obama administration today ratcheted up its campaign, pressing u.s. lawmakers to back a missile strike against syria. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour this labor day, we assess the military options as u.s. ships move into the red sea. plus, margaret warner-- on the ground in cairo-- gets reaction from the arab world. >> i did not hear anyone with confidence that the united states could act effectively, and was doing it really with the region's interests at hearts. >> brown: then, ray suarez examines how the civil rights movement influenced drives for equal rights for women and gay americans. and it took 53 hours in the water and 35 years of trying. diana nyad became the first person to swim from cuba to florida without a cage. >> we should never, ever give up. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and
CNN
Sep 11, 2013 9:00am PDT
of critics of the obama administration will say that this is completely inexcusable, especially given that the fbi last named a prime suspect, ahmed, the individual that we were able to meet with when we were in benghazi back in may. this is a man not even bothering to try to hide. he does not feel as if anyone is going to be coming after him. he spoke to us quite openly for a few hours. he denies any sort of direct involvement in coordinating the attack but does admit that he was on scene. of course, the big question raised in all of this is, if he is not in fact a suspect, if he was not, in fact, involved at the very least, he is a key witness. why has no one reaped out to him just yet. herein lies the inner dynamics that currently govern libya and also perhaps a certain reluctance on the part of the u.s. administration to try to pressure the libyan government to bring him and others into custody, acknowledging and knowing full well that the libyan government quite simply does not have those capabilities. benghazi today, in fact, is much worse than it was a year ago. you see a
FOX Business
Sep 14, 2013 10:00am EDT
, what he lost. the president's speech, an example of the obama administration's poor management and mixed messages on the issue of syria. communication between the white house and state department clearly contributed to the confusion as president obama and his secretary of state found themselves out of sync and out of touch over recent days. fox news chief political correspondent carl cameron has our report. >> reporter: when secretary of state john kerry mentioned syrian president bashar al-assad could relish an attack kerry was utterly dismissive but president obama embraced the idea in a monday media blitz saying he discussed it months earlier with russian president vladimir putin raising questions whether the u.s. secretary of state knew about it or out of the loop. >> he seems to be constantly caught by surprise and doesn't seem to be the one that's the go-to guy when there is a tough decision that needs to be made. >> reporter: there was a disconnect on the size of the attack. kerry said it would be swift and decisive but administration downplayed the scope and kerry got in li
FOX Business
Sep 15, 2013 11:00pm EDT
lot and she's not the only member of the obama administration who dismissed benghazi as a scandal and went on to reap huge rewards. we know then um ambassador susan rice went on five sunday talk shows blaming the attack on a youtube video. she's now the national security advisor and a critical part of the obama administration's efforts now to solve a military strike against syria. leon, well, he was left in charge by the president when the president had something else to do, we don't know what that else is, and he led to the administration's non-response to the attack in benghazi. penneta signed a deal for his memoir and david petraeus ran the cia at the time and working for a big name wall street firm, kkr no doubt making a big-time salary as well. then chief of staff jack low, an part of who briefed the president on the night of the attack. the secretary of the treasury and finally there is president obama himself. rewarded with a second term despite the obvious failures of his white house during the attack and now one year afterwards, he has done -- he has succeeded in doing absolu
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2013 7:00am EDT
they will talk about potential military action in syria and its impact on the obama administration, its allies, and the middle east. " washington journal" is next. >> i know the american people are wary after a decade of war. even after the war in iraq has ended and the war in afghanistan is winding down. that is why we are not putting our troops in the middle somebody else's war. but we are the united states of america. we cannot turn a blind eye to the images like we have seen out of syria. host: good morning, the president's comments in his weekly address, particle -- part .f an intensive media campaign at the white house tries to build congressional support for military intervention in syria. it is sunday morning, september 8. it is also a back to work week for members of congress. lawmakers return tomorrow following the five-week august recess. congress coming back to capitol hill with a growing list of issues to vote on, including the budget, the debt ceiling, and immigration. we be in with more on syria and today we are breaking down the vote and the question this way, for those
Al Jazeera America
Sep 10, 2013 2:00pm EDT
congressional committee, the man who's been taking the lead in making the obama administration case for war, secretary of state john kerry said the plan will be reviewed to put the arms under control but said the threat for reaction will not be removed. >> this k be a process have delay, of avoidance. it has to be real, measurable, tangible and it is exceedingly difficult. i want everybody here to know, to fulfill foes conditions. >> across the world, there's been considerable support for the overall idea of putting syria's chemical arsenal beyond use. >> we welcome and support the russian proposal as long as it is a proposal that helps emillorrate the current situation. >> others are much more skeptical. could it simply be a clever stalling tactic by the sirens and their russian allies. >> we must be skeptical, careful, enter this with a very hard head, and some pretty cool calculations, because we do not want delaying tactics, a reduce to just buy time for a regime that must be act on chemical weapons. >> in moscow, president vladimir putin has said the plan will not work if it's
Al Jazeera America
Sep 5, 2013 2:00am EDT
repeating mistakes of us basing decisions on faulty intelligence. >> meanwhile, the obama administration making it's a case in congress cleared a major hurdle. senate foreign relations committee approved strikes in syria. paving the way for full vote in the senate next week. randle pinkston has more. >> reporter: as the hearing began, antiwar protesters held up red hands, a reflection of the heated opposition administration officials faced from members of the house foreign affairs committee. in this exchange, republican tom marino wanted to know who a strike would help. >> do you implicitly trust these people? >> that's not my business to trust anybody -- >> it has to be the business because you are making decisions to go in to war and put american lives at risk. >> we are not unaware of all of the different groups self interest. our allies -- >> excuse me, sir, with all due respect -- >> congressman, let me respond to that. >> would you do it quirkily, please. >> our focus is not on good guys bad guys, the focuses on a narrowly drafted resolution asking this is from congress -- >> i wouldn't t
NBC
Sep 1, 2013 11:00pm PDT
strenuous outdoor activity. >>> the obama administration declared it has new evidence that the syrian government used sarin gas against civilians. >> lawmakers were given a briefing today. it's not a partisan split this time. brian mooar has the latest. >> reporter: as vacationing lawmakers returned for classified briefings, the obama administration released new evidence to the public. >> hair samples and blood samples have tested positive for signatures of sarin. so this case is building and this case will build. >> reporter: president obama's decision to get congressional approval means that a strike could hinge on the house of representatives. >> we cannot send up is a mixed signal to the world. >> reporter: but the white house can when over skeptics from both parties. >> i think the line in the sand should be america gets involved when american interests are threatened. >> i'm a skeptic going in. but i will allow the administration to present its evidence. >> reporter: after hearing that evidence for the first time some lawmakers backed the president. >> i'm a yes. >> reporter: wh
CNN
Sep 1, 2013 12:00pm PDT
capitol hill, members of congress are in a closed door briefing with the obama administration. what have you been able to see from that meeting? >> reporter: we've seen fair number of lawmakers from the house and senate go in. i have to say considering the fact it is labor day sunday, amazing how many lawmakers we have seen come past us to the auditorium in the capitol classified to get the briefing. we saw members of the administration among the brie r briefers come in as well, everybody looking like they're here on a weekend, which is exactly what they are and to see what they hope to accomplish, meaning the obama administration is to turn the skepticism we are all hearing from many of these lawmakers into a yes vote. the other thing i should underscore, i and other members of our hill team have been gathering talking to these lawmakers is that there is a lot of skepticism and a good number of undecided lawmakers both in the senate and the house. this is really the beginning of what is a very important really crucial legacy kind of full-court press for the obama administration to get t
Al Jazeera America
Sep 5, 2013 6:00pm EDT
. >> punishing assad for his alleged use of nerve gas, the obama administration continues to make the case for military strike on syria. but even some of the president's closest allies are not rushing to support his position. >> i'm busy doing my due diligence to decide how i will vote. and how i will vote that will be in the best interest of the united states, deter further use of repugnant, repugnant and grim and ghoulish weapons of mass destruction both in syria and around the world. >> the shadow of the iraq war when no weapons of mass destruction were found, hangs over this decision. >> are those same problems evident this time? they are not. i think the intelligence is different. it is much better. that it is conclusive on the fact that these weapons were used. >> for that reason, california senator dianne feinstein says she will support a resolution authorizing use of force. but some senators say there are other options. >> this is not a choice between doing nothing and doing a military strike. there are other ways to put pressure internationally on the assad regime to isolate him.
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